Joba Chamberlain had a little something extra today – then again, he wasn’t being asked to pitch on normal (4 days) rest for this one.
Also, Mark Teixiera and Alex Rodriguez, and their $52 million worth of bats – which is what they’re being paid, between the two of them, this season (according to the Yankees payroll) – blasted Han Solos.
And, that all was good enough for another “2-1″ Yankees win. Put this one in the books as a sweep over the boys from Motown for New York. The Yankees scored 9 runs in their last 3 games and came away with 3 wins. Can you say “pitching“?
It’s somewhat impressive to see the Yanks eek out three wins against the first place Tigers. Then again, while the Bengals are good, they’re more like Blue Jays, Rangers, Twins “good” than they are Angels or Red Sox “good.” And, Detroit is not an overly grand road team this season.
In any event, the Yankees are now just one game out of first place as of C.O.B. today – thank you Doc Halladay – and the bottom line is all that matters, right? Or, does it…I dunno…you tell me.